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Reduce GC Overhead With These 5 Simple Hacks

Reduce GC Overhead

Five simple ways to write code that’s more memory efficient, without spending more time on it or reducing code readability

How much overhead does garbage collection add to your application? You might not know the exact number off the top of your head, but you do know that there’s always room for improvement.

Although automated GC is a mostly efficient process, it can still have negative side effects on our applications’ performance if it overuses CPU resources or requires frequent Stop the World pauses.

There are a number of ways in which we can optimize garbage collection in order to improve overall application performance, ranging from tools to techniques and so on. This whitepaper focuses on 5 simple hacks that you can implement that optimize your code for more efficient garbage collection.

Ultimately, understanding the ins and outs of GC is kind of like knowing your keyboard shortcuts. It’s not technically necessary, but it helps boost efficiency and productivity. And there’s no doubt that efficiency and productivity are 2 key elements we want to embody in our application, to better serve our users and customers.

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Tali Soroker

Tali studied theoretical mathematics at Northeastern University and loves to explore the intersection of numbers and the human condition. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and spending time with animals.
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5 years ago

Very average stuff. Promotes many of the common misconceptions without any new insights.

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